Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium enhances opportunities for eligible children.

The Pupil Premium is allocated to children from low-income families who are currently known to be eligible for free school meals (FSM) in both mainstream and non-mainstream settings and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months.

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.

In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.

Pupil Premium Reports

Our Pupil Premium 2012

The Fairfield Community Primary School received £64,800 of this funding this financial year.

We utilize it many different ways to enhance opportunities for eligible learners in our school. Some of the ways we spend it are:

  • Every Child Counts. We have trained and now employ a Numbers count teacher who works specifically with children at risk of underachievement. The work is supported by four teaching assistants who offer additional support to learners in maths across the school.
  • First Class @ number. A teaching assistant is employed to offer this intervention for other targeted children.
  • Every child a writer. The school employs an experienced teacher, trained and experienced in working with EcAW to target older pupils at risk of falling behind with their writing.
  • Intervention groups to help children with specific identified needs, putting them at risk of underachievement, are financed with this income.
  • One to one tutoring is offered in the Summer term to older pupils to boost attainment.
  • School visits, an important aspect of education, are subsidized by the premium to ensure no child misses out.
  • Help is given with the cost of purchasing uniform.